Saturday, 27 August 2016

Actor ‘Deyemi Okanlawon Shares Gorgeous Throwback Maternity Photos of his Wife

New Dad, Actor Deyemi Okanlawontook a trip down memory lane by sharing a throwback picture of his wife Damilola's beautiful bump earlier today.

He took to instagram to share the picture which he captioned;

#BeforeBirth To the toughest chic on the planet... Thank You #BoneOfMyBone #FleshOfMyFlesh

Damilola who was glowing in a series of maternity looks birthed the couple’s first child in the United States on the 10th of July, 2016. 

See more pictures from the shoot.

AFRIMA Storms London Nottinghill Carnival

AFRIMA Storms London Nottinghill Carnival

As part of its activities of showcasing Africa’s rich cultural heritage to the global community, the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA will be present at Europe’s biggest street carnival, the London Notting Hill Carnival 2016.

The carnival, which is a vivid spectacle representing London's multicultural past and present, kicks off on Saturday, August 27. The AFRIMA in Diaspora Troupe which will be sustaining AFRIMA’s identity at the LNHC Opening Ceremony on August 27 will team up with the Lagos State Government float, which has been tagged the Lagos Corner.

Lagos State, Nigeria’s centre of excellence, was unveiled by the African Union Commission and the International Committee of AFRIMA, as the host city for the AFRIMA 2016 edition which is tagged AFRIMA 3.0.

To lead the AFRIMA officials to showcase  and give out some of the awards collaterals which include the 23.9 carat gold-plated trophy, literature, branded T-‐shirts and other memorabilia at the LNHC, is the President/Executive Producer, Mr. Mike Dada.

Expressing delight at the decision to participate at the London Notting Hill Carnival 2016 and its renowned Afro-Caribbean cultural extravaganza, Mike Dada said this is in line with AFRIMA’s objectives of creating brand touch points for people of Black origin to connect with varied elements of music and culture which are indigenous to the Black culture.

He said, “It is also an avenue to foster unity and integration of the Black race and other races through the shared experience of music. This will further strengthen the London Notting Hill Carnival as an initiative with long-standing tradition of supporting and showcasing the rich heritage of Afro-Caribbean culture.”

As part of the AFRIMA iternary at the LNHC is the meeting with LNHC executives which is a forum to discuss further partnership opportunities and benefits.

The international Committee of AFRIMA will be represented by AFRIMA’s Country Director, United Kingdom, Mr. Ayo Shonaiya.

According to Shonaiya, AFRIMA has upped its ante by its participation at London’s socio-cultural event and branded itself as a music property that cuts across continents of Africa and other parts of the world.

“We are delighted to have AFRIMA at Notting Hill Carnival and the participation at the Lagos Corner will add more colour and glamour to the vision of the Lagos State Government of being an undeniable entertainment capital of Africa, as well as being the hub of creative expressions in the continent,” Shonaiya said.

The Lagos State Government accepted the African Union Commission’s decision for it to be the official host city for AFRIMA 2016 on August 15, 2016. Explaining why Lagos would support AFRIMA, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde expressed that AFRIMA’s vision aligns with Lagos State’s.

He said, “The reason why Lagos State is partnering with AFRIMA should not be far-fetched— it is our own version of Grammy Awards. More importantly, the vision of AFRIMA is a veritable platform to celebrate the best of talents in African music industry which aligns with the vision of the African Union to foster peace, unity and development through cultural expressions and creative enterprise.”

In partnership with the African Union Commission, AUC, the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA was established as a continental music and cultural initiative to celebrate, reward and showcase the rich musical heritage of Africa, stimulate conversations among Africans and the rest of the globe about the great potential and values of the African culture and artistic legacy for the purpose of creating jobs, reducing poverty, calling attention of world leaders to Africa and promoting the positive image of Africa to the world.

AFRIMA 3.0 main programme of events holding from November 4-6, 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria will include the Africa Music Summit (November 4), the AFRIMA Music Village (November 4), Nominees Party (November 5) and the awards ceremony (November 6)

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Change of Baton @ NIS As Ogun HoS, Lagos SSG, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Ita Giwa Get Nominations


Founder of Nigeria Impact Awards, Omooba Damilare Oloyede this afternoon extolled the Midas touch of newly appointed coordinator, Emeka Nwaneri saying the 5thNIA is becoming a 5 star event by the day.

Omooba Oloyede made this assertion while speaking with newsmen after a closed door meeting with members of the central planning committee in Lagos.

‘Our new coordinator has upped the game of this award; he has brought good virtues and maintained, sustained & consolidated the credibility of the impact rewarding platform’

The founder described Nwaneri as a man poised to create a 5 star expression for the 5th edition of the annual awards.

‘If you keenly watch what Nwaneri has done in the last one week, you will see that by November, Nigerians will be having the 5thedition of NIA in a 5 star expression - he has promised to shock us all with the choice of theme lecture, guest speaker and venue in Lagos’ Oloyede enthused when asked of his assessment of Emeka since his appointment.

NIA released the nominations of the 5thedition penultimate Monday and the voting buzz has rented the air as politicians, business moguls and entertainers as well as social workers keep mobilizing for votes.

Omooba Oloyede conceived the idea of the NIA in 2012, but appointed Emeka Nwaneri as its coordinator barely a month ago.

Ogun HoS, Lagos SSG, Enang & others get 5th NIA nominations

 The Head of Service in Ogun State, Elder Sola Adeyemi, Lagos State’s Secretary to State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello and President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior aide to the National Assembly, Sen. Ita Enang as well as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Matters, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa all made the nomination for the 5th Nigeria Impact Awards in the category of “Government Official Award for Commitment & Diligence”.

The list of nominations which was released penultimate Monday by the coordinator of the awards, Emeka Nwaneri emphasized that ‘Adeyemi from Ogun State is undoubtedly a civil servant with great integrity, commitment to excellence and diligence to the course of the civil servants in Ogun State’.

On his part, Lagos SSG, Tunji Bello was described as ‘an embodiment of service to humanity, who as a journalist rose through the ranks to become an efficient administrator in the State of excellence having being part of the three consecutive democratic administrations in Lagos’.

Others on the nominations for “Government Official Award for Commitment & Diligence” include, Ita Enang and Abike Dabiri who also made the list for their ‘respective diligence and commitment to excellence in their duties.

Preparations for the 5th edition of NIA have shown that it will be an event with outstanding touch of 5 star expressions.





Diamond Bank Plc has reassured its customers of enhanced quality service delivery and commitment to meet its banking obligations despite the announcement by the CBN that nine commercial banks (inclusive of Diamond Bank) have been barred from foreign exchange transactions for alleged infringement on the Treasury Single Account (TSA) directive last year.


The Bank stated that as a financial institution built on a foundation of sound corporate governance, full disclosure of the outstanding TSA funds were made to the CBN. We are currently engaging with relevant stakeholders, with the support of the Regulator, to resolve this industry-wide issue quickly.


Our primary responsibility is to our customers. This development does not affect customers own deposits, both local and those in foreign currency.  It also means that services such as payments – local and international, will go through as normal whenever our customers need to make them.  Remittance service will continue as normal and customers can transact anywhere in the world, any time of the day, on their mobile application or internet banking. 


Tuesday, 23 August 2016


Former Ogun Governor,Otunba Gbenga Daniel,Senator Ganiyu Solomon,OPC leader,Otunba Gani Adams,Araba Yemi Elebuibon,Princess Toyin Kolade have been confirmed as front liners who will witness the premiere of "A story Like Mine"(Itan bi Temi) set for screening on thursday 25th of August,2016 at the Silverbird Cinema located inside the Ikeja City Mall,Lagos.

Monday, 22 August 2016

#HowToFixNigeria: Funmi Iyanda leads debate on dismantling patriarchy

The Royal African Society will on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 examine the struggle to overcome sexism in Africas most populous country in a special Africa Utopia edition of its popular #HowToFixNigeria series.
Chaired by broadcaster, producer and CEO of Oya Media, Funmi Iyanda, the panel will discuss gender inequality in Nigeria and look at the ways in which women and men are fighting back against patriarchal oppression.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

How Citiside CEO, Bisi Oyedele Is The Face of Ogun Fashion Business

..... Empowers kid brother to open Gallileo Lounge

In 2009, Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital witness a classy entry of the first direct fashion shopping store where lovers of designer labels can buy reasonable authentic fashion items.

Citiside fashion outlet opened shop at the post office roundabout Ibara Abeokuta and redefined the business of different fashion items from All kinds of corporate and casual wears with footwears.

Korede Bello's Official Dj Turbo D Celebrates

Meet Korede Bello's Official DJ, Turbo D, As He Turns A Year Older Today

Oluwatobi Austin Betiku, a.k.a Dj Turbo D, the kuronbefun master, born 21st of August, is a graduate of Bio-Chemistry from the Lagos State University, ojo- Lagos.

Pictures From Osun Oshogbo Festival 2016